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>>> sandy's aftermath. dozens dead. millions without power. billions of dollars in damage. the storm is gone but its effects linger. >> i'll help you get it all together. all right? i promise. i promise. you're is going to be okay. >> the process of cleaning up begins as residents along the battered coast try to get their lives back to normal. >> we feel for everybody here because we are everybody here. >> sandy muting the presidential race the candidates look to turn up the heat in the final days to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million h
in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to supp
>>> road to recovery. as the task of cleaning up after sandy begins, fear of the storm gives way to frustration and its aftermath. >> took me two hours to get here from hoboken. i have no gas. >> stop it. >>> millions remain in the dark and some could be without power for days. >> it could be a commitment to walk down because we wouldn't be coming back up. >>> while others survey the damage from sandy, which could go down as one of the costliest storms in history. >> it's november 1st and bills need to be made and i don't have, you know, money. >>> with the storm gone, the candidates go on the attack in the closing days of the presidential race. >> the policies of the last four years in my view are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the
mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time is 6:00. east coast residents still recovering from hurricane sandy were hit again overnight. a nor'easter pounded the area with snow, rain and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. the storm is creating a deadly situation for those without power after sandy. it's put recovery efforts on hold. right now cbs 5 is manning with the red cross to partnering with other groups to help out. roberta gonzales is in our help center. >> reporter: i'm proud to be part of cbs 5's hurricane relief fund telethon. i'm going to be here from now until 7 p.m. each and every minute trying to raise a dollar from each and every one of you out there. so we're not leaving here until we have your support to help our friends across the country. in fact, we would like to give you a recap on what's happened over the past 7 days. it's been the american red cross, they have been there for the entire country in this will the battle for hurricane sandy. the red cross has served more than a million meals and snacks providing more than 17,000 health services and the emotional support
of hurricane sandy. >>> a positive jobs report is out this morning, with just four days to go until the election. >>> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should be -- i have a knife on my stoop, waiting for someo someone. >> millions of americans spend another night in the dark. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> frustration is being felt by hundreds of communities in new york and new jersey. >> no supplies. our kids are homeless, they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for just the little gas that's still left. >> it's a dog fight i hear. >> this is like preapocalyptic scenario. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >>> if you vote for me, we'll win this election, we'll keep moving forward. >> the signs out front forward, i think forewarned is a better word. >> don't you want this election over with already? >> the important october jobs report,
this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming. the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic. but subways and planes begin to move slowly. >>> presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to go. >>> we begin with a lock at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >>> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> debris from this massive storm is stacked on streets and new jersey neighborhoods. >> when i left, everything was intact. >>> there are long lines for hard hit areas. >> i've got no gas. >> bus service is limited. subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down, we're at two levels, we're at the the level before you get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >>> both cand
's selling ain't it. >>> after sandy, more than a million people are still without power this morning while temperatures drop and a new storm threatens the east coast. >>> animal attack. a tragedy at a pittsburgh zoo when a young boy is mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs. >> the mothers and dads crying carrying their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead heat. today president obama and mitt romney are off on an intense final day blitz of those critical states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their promises attack each other, they got to be tired but looking
correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting from long beach island, new jersey. >> pelley: good >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door oncking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark. nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses are without
toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced by withering criticism. > they got generators over there to keep the runners warm. we need the help! >> pelley: the starting line for the race was to be on staten island, home of the trayna family where at
, slowing the recovery from superstorm sandy. >> how looking in the mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> second storm has just made life miserable. people have to worry about heat and not dying. >> new misery for the northeast as a post sandy storm slams the wi region. >> coastal flooding wintry mix. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it eats away at you, you end know. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel, the power is back and we're starting over again. >> more than 1,000 flights canceled in new york and last philadelphia. >> when i finally got that foreconfident i got last night i said i'm waiting for the locust pest and pestulants next. >>> urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. moment.ady we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. americ >> i want to work together but k i want everyone to also you can't understand, you can't push us around. >> today gabby
and a new storm mean new worries for millions of superstorm sandy victims. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> i'll win this election. i'll finish what we started. >> i want you to walk with me. let's walk together. we're taking back america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing states in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout. because frankly there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> the campaign we built was one to win a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> i believe mitt romney's going to win ohio there are likely to be our next president. >> i don't think it's too close to call. i just think it's impossible to call. >>> it's a week now since sandy hit. but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> we're sitting here bundled up. it's really terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. >> we never get this. >> forecaster
to they under it and keep it warm. >> new worries for survivors of super storm sandy. the concerns about the coming days and the unlikely help that arrived today. >>> for the weather center, the day that will hit near 90 and the day that is going to rain. we have it all in the seven-day forecast as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. >>> california taxpayers just spent $1 billion on this new prison medical complex. so, why will the inmates still have to be sept out to expepsive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next -- expensive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next ,, [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. that's elizabeth.n. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight
. >>> and switching gears tonight president obama got a firsthand look today at the damage caused by hurricane sandy. one of the hardest-hit areas breezy point, new york, where 111 homes burned to the ground during the height of the storm. tonight more than 6 million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without power. 68 deaths are blamed on sandy. alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promised help for communities that were destroyed. >> reporter: good evening. night has fallen here in atlantic city but earlier today it was actually beautiful and sunny at the jersey shore. that only made it more clear for the president the other officials who were here observing that the devastation is just everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took o
sandy victims back in the dark. >> 10 days and now shoveling snow. >> this is like insult to injury. we had a hurricane and now a blizzard. >> reporter: power lines lay in the snow and weary residents struggle to stay warm. >> i have five, six different layers worth of stuff. >> nobody cares. nobody cares. >> second storm? it's just made life miserable and now people have to worry about heat and not dying and, you know, surviving. >> it's exhausting just to exist. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. the situation in spots of the northeast are dire. >> it is. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until 7 p
, no gasoline. then the ice and snow came. mark strassman on the long n on thefter hurricane sandy. members of the navy seal team 6 are disciplined for helping to produce a video game. david martin has the story. and seth doane with folks picking up the pieces of their lives one memory at a time. >> this was the cookie-- the cookie press that i made the cookies at christmas time. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. oo pelley: good evening. en a tucson, arizona, courtroom, odayer congresswoman gabby giffords cape face to face today d th the man who tried to kill her. 24-year-old jared loughner. en january of last year, loughner, mentally ill and armed with a semiautomatic pistol, tried to assassinate giffords, raising his gun to her head and firing. then he kept shooting, killing six, wounding 13. loughner pleaded guilty, and today a federal judge sentenced him to seven life terms, one for pch of the dead, plus one more for attempting to kill a member of congress. john blackstone was in the courtroom. >> reporter: loughner sat in the courtroom as one
problems by superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands remain without power or heat and can't get fuel. it's so bad doctors without borders set up its ever u.s. clinic. >> reporter: utility crews are working around the clock to clean up after a nor'easter brought snow and took down trees in an area already weary from superstorm sandy. residents who have been dealing with cold and darkness since sandy struck more than a week ago said they are at their breaking point. >> this happened again so soon it's very frustrating. >> reporter: wednesday's storm interrupted the recovery process across new jersey and new york. but also caused hundreds of thousands of new outages. many had just gotten their power back only to see it knocked out again. >> all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: officials say it could have been worse. >> believe it or not the snow was helpful. because it wasn't rain. and so it helped on the flooding side. >> reporter: here in hard hit rockaway beach it's not snow but sand that's a big problem. trucks have been working all day to clear
suffering from super storm sandy, a volunteer army pitches in to help. our tony guida watches them at work. >> i'm astound by the response from new york. >> axelrod: challenges facing china's new leaders. bill whitaker shows us just how far the country has come in a single generation. and take a look at the latest muscle car. you won't believe whose muscle created it. priya clemens introduces us to the design team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the
coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, in the new york city borough of queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with
polls open up overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy disrupt the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm glad to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground st
england this morning. the winter storm moved ashore in the same location where superstorm sandy hit last week. there are new power outages in the region and up to 8" of snow in some of the places just what they didn't need. and it's interrupting recovery efforts, as well. teresa garcia has more from rockaway beach, new york. talk about piling on, right? >> reporter: yes, and frank, a good cold morning to you. just when people here thought they would be getting a break after superstorm sandy, in came the first nor'easter. people were along the shoreline communities pretty concerned that this was going to cause more flooding because we already have the ground so saturated. but indeed it turned into a snow or wind-driven snowstorm more so and actually caused some record snowfalls there. in central park in new york city, four inches. in new jersey, connecticut, up to a foot. here in rockaway beach they had at least 4." and all this snow is causing the clean-up efforts to be that much more difficult. >> high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. tha
of last resort but pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each addition
on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama
is super storm sandy. by one estimate, nearly 5 million households in its path will have to curb spending this year. to counter, the retailers are going all in, already offering discounts. and like last year, some stores will start opening on thanksgiving at midnight. with wal-mart, target, sears, and toys "r" us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get very first shoppers. >> retailers know after many black fridays, that typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> reporter: the strategy is working. last year a quarter of all black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight. and the weekend was a record breaker. laurie levenson, cbs news, new york. >> brennan: one day after former c.i.a. director david petraeus' testimony the woman with whom he had an affair was spotted in public. she arrived late today at her brother's home in washington, d.c. in an parent show of marital solidarity the two walked arm in arm from the garage to the house. later, why is fukushima relief money being used to build shopping malls? marijuana
but the problems on the ground still remain. thousands who had just had their power restored after superstorm sandy have lost it again. the nor'easter left a blanket of thick wet snow on the streets and trees, which were already weakened by the hurricane. now the snow is starting to melt, which is filling the streets with filthy sludge. needless to say, the area is in deep need of help and that's where your come in. we're heading into the final stretch of our all day long telethon raising money for the red cross and sandy relief efforts. roberta gonzales has been womaning the phones since before sunrise. roberta, there's still a lot more work to be done now, huh? >> reporter: the telethon officially closes down at 7:00 but that doesn't mean you need to stop giving. we want your support even after 7:00 tonight. this just happens to be cbs 5, all our radio stations owned by cbs and also the cw, who have come together collectively to join forces with the american red cross to be sure we get the money we're raising here to new york, new jersey, philadelphia and connecticut. who can tell us more about t
macdonald. >>> cries for help. communities still in the dark with the growing death toll from sandy. how pleas for relief are quickly turning to anger. >> plus an agent attacked a bike toting passenger assaults a muni worker. how the victim is recovering and the search for the suspect. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation at san jose. this is staff only but i don't see any staff around so i'm going to play with this today! and we'll talk weather, coming up. >> here's a live look at 280 traffic heading into san francisco. no problems but we're watching a couple of issues in the east bay. more coming up. >> it's friday, november 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:01. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the ten states devastated by sandy. >> at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was ar
power outages in the same areas hit by superstorm sandy. the new storm is pushing residents to the limit. >> everything that i open is here. i'm trying to save it. >> good news is that we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy and we are confident that we'll be able to move forward in our recovery efforts. >> once again, flight cancellations are piling up. major airlines have scratched about 600 flights across the u.s. a dozen flights to and from sfo have been canceled today. >>> and the area is just getting started on the long recovery effort. people on the east coast still need your help. that's why all day long we have been asking for donations to help the red cross and the sandy relief effort. roberta gonzales and a team of celebrities and volunteers are waiting for your call. how are things going? >> reporter: unbelievable. we have been here for 11 hours strong now since 6 a.m. people have been coming in and out volunteering their day to answer these telephone calls like tony stewart right here from the oakland raiders. what has impressed us the most is how you
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. >> the smell of fear following sandy's sea of destruction. a new threat of fire an explosions. >> hi-def doppler picking up the rainfall showing up around th bay area. more coming up. >> and here's all the slick surfaces out the door had morning. it's wet across the golden gate. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 1. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> of course, we're keeping an eye on the storm this morning as liz mentioned, it's wet out there. the rain playing lots of tricks on halloween following in some areas and holding off just long enough in some other neighborhoods. you're looking at video from millbrae from last night. >> lawrence, you were in millbrae last night. >> i was. we go over there every year. usually the streets are just packed all the kids having a great time. last night, very few kids and ponchos. probably the most common costumes you could find out there. the rain continuing to fall this morning around the bay area but it's shifted a bit f
. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> extreme weather, i believe, is here to stay. climate change is a reality. >>> judge sentenced jared lee loughner to life in prison in the massacre that injured gabby giffords. >> gabby said afterwards for her the biggest emotion was just sadness. >> seven navy s.e.a.l.s have been punished for disclosing classified information to the maker of a video game. >> deer crashed through a plate glass window. >> what did you do to make the deer angry? >> maybe our hours weren't suitable. >> all that -- >> touchdown. jacksonville 16 losing streak. >> here comes the headset. o you see anything in porn that tracks you at all? >> no pat. >> speaking to his campaign staffers and got really emotional. >> "cbs this morning." >> changes are expected in the obama administration. secretary of stit hillary clinton is likely to step down. when he heard about it bill clinton said that's great. just give me a heads up when she's on her way home. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning."
runnered turn their efforts to help victims of sandy today. seth doane reports from new york's staten island. new jersey motorists are running on empty and homeowners on the shore are trying to dig out, ben tracy visits the states hardest hit. >> we we never get this. >> and food fight. john blackstone is following the california showdown over what's in your meals. and whether you have the right to see it on the label. >> why are they afraid of me knowing? >> this i captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, as the final weekend of campaign 2012 draws to a close the race for the white house could not be closer. the latest polls indicate a virtual tie. taking no chances the candidates are chris crossing swing states. we begin with nancy cordes who is with the obama campaign in cincinnati tonight. >> reporter: president obama joined forces this weekend with his most powerful supporter, former president bill clinton who took on romney with relish. >> he's tied himself in so many knots trying to say he didn't oppose what he
without power because of super storm sandy. who ran in to rescue those in need. >>> people in the bay area are helping in a number of ways. what two men are dog right now to ease the northeast pain and suffering. ,,,,,,,,,,,, being gathered and polling locations are being moved. e are some of the preparationr the national election in storm-ravaged sections of te northeast. the election thee will go on as millions try o rebuild their >>> power generators are being put in storm ravaged sections of the northeast. the election there will go on as millions try to rebuild their lives. cbs reports on the cleanup and recovery. >>> nearly a week after sandy, millions are still without power and thousands are homeless. the storm destroyed blocks of homes on staton island. this is where the marathon was supposed to start. runners stale came, armed with backpacks full of supplies. ready to help people like frank dott stphaoeurbgs these marathoners, they are not neighbors, look what they are doing. that is great. >> reporter: alex park spent the day cleaning their home instead of running the race he w
difficulties after sandy now there is cold to contend with. >> reporter: ann, good evening. today was another intense cleanup day. staton island one of the hardest hit areas. so much to do as so many people here try to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy millions are without power and thousands holeless. it destroyed blocks of homes. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came. armed with back packs full of supplies. >> this would have been two months world of work. >> and ready to help people like frank. >> they are mar thonnerses, not neighbors, not even staton islanders, look at what they are doing, this is great. >> he cleaned the dotti home instead of running a race. >> people here cheer us on every year the least i can do is help them out. >> reporter: scenes like this are playing out across new york and new jersey. chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in this town, i love the town. i will take care of people i know and anybody that that i can help. >> reporter:
by hurricane sandy were digging out of a nor'easter. the new storm brought snow, ranging to two inches, where sandy hit to more than a foot in parts of connecticut. in rockway, new york, the storm left a blanket of thick, wet snow, on trees that were already weakened by the hurricane. >>> at least 123 deaths being blamed now on sandy officially and more than 767,000 people in four states are still, after this many days, without power tonight. and we want to thank everyone who donated during our sandy relief telethon today. we raised almost 135,000 for the red cross, thanks to your generosity. our parent company matched almost 18,000 in employee donations. if you still want to contribute, you can go to cbssf.com. >>> around here, our stormy season can be an el nino winter. they were predicting an el nino for this winter. noah now says el nino will not happen this winter. so el nino is a no-go on the west coast this year. so not happening. tell you what's happening tonight. it's going to feel like winter. napa, 39. santa rosa, 39. this is what you wake up to. fremont, san jose, redwood city, i
recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some subways are rolling. all three major airports are open. power problems still kills. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >> reporter: i'm standing on fdr drive. it's still flooded. this is just one of the areas that was flooded by the storm but down on the jersey shore, the devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york
until tomorrow. >> susan, how about the aftermath of hurricane sandy? will it affect people just getting to the polls? do you think it will have an effect on who they vote for? >> we think a lot of people won't make it to the polls because of sandy people really in the devastated areas. what we don't think it will have an impact on is the outcome of the election is there's really no way to tell whether the people affected are in red areas, blue areas, so they don't think it's really going to push the outcome but certainly it will affect turnout. >> we'll find out tomorrow. okay, susan mcginnis live for us in washington, d.c., thanks. >>> and now let's go live to sanford, florida, outside orlando where mitt romney is holding a victory rally at a avian jet center. stay with us for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news fo
, and they are going to be working big time today. any indication the aftermath of sandy will have an effect on people just voting period and on the election itself? >> yeah. it will have an effect on voter turnout. as far as the campaigning, it really gave an advantage to the president because it sort of stopped all the campaigning in its tracks and put the president on the national stage where he was able to be very presidential and show bipartisanship, you saw him there with chris christie. then while fewer people might get to the polls there's no discernible trace of which way those votes might lead so there's not -- there is not expected to be a big outcome impact. >> we'll find out tomorrow and results oners with. thank you, susan mcginnis live in d.c. be sure and stay with cbs 5 and cbssf.com for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters
. the winter storm moved ashore in the same location where superstorm sandy hit. there are new power outages in the region and up to 8" of snow in some places. teresa garcia has the story from rockaway beach, new york. >> reporter: high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. that's where tom ford lives. he was told to evacuate his sandy-damaged home before the winter storm hit, but he is not budging. >> i got too much invested here. >> reporter: he says he will weather this storm like he did the last one with a little help. >> share some food, neighbors come back and get some heat, some fire. >> reporter: towns up and down the coast are scrambling to redirect resources from cleaning up to shoring up. belimar, new jersey, is rebuilding sand dunes on the beach and the pump clearing out floodwaters will keep running around the clock. >> we want to be aggressive about protecting our community. >> reporter: meteorologists say this snow is both a blessing and a curse. the snow is less likely to contribute to flooding. but it's more likely to take down tre
in tents nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy. wyatt andrews on the president, the speaker, and the fiscal cliff. new talk of compromise. but is a tax increase next? and steve hartman "on the road" at the height of the storm, tony iann got a phone call from his son. >> when he hung up, i started to cry. i said "it's over. he's not coming back." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. late today president obama accepted the resignation of the director of central intelligence, david petraeus. petraeus acknowledged having an extramarital affair. we have learned that for the last few months the f.b.i. has been investigating the communications of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afgha
research service predicts a loss of 1.4 million jobs next year. now the recovery efforts from sandy. tonight more than 166,000 customers in three states remain without power. nearly two weeks after the storm. the death toll rose by one today to 113. fema says it's approved more than $411 million in housing and other individual aid. mark strassmann is in brooklyn, new york where help is still needed. >> new york's veteran's day parade was also a salute to the city's recovery from sandy, at least in manhattan. >> i feel like i'm back in vietnam. >> but 14 miles away in brooklyn vietnam veteran danny smith walked to a gas line to wait for an hour for national guardsman to give him five free gallons. >> without the gas for this generator, you would be in trouble. >> i wouldn't be able to charge a cell phone. and the cell phone is your life line to the insurance companies and to other families who are trying to find out are you okay. >> and a cold night you wouldn't have heat. >> no heat. >> reporter: in brooklyn's working class gerrittsen beach community all the streets were flooded by
hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate ev
they turned around. that's nice. >>> the east coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some new york city subways believe it or not are rolling once again. also today, laguardia airport has reopened. but power problems persist with more than 5 million still without electricity. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three
obstacle for the northeast as it recovers from sandy now. the storm headed their way next. >> selling your car could end up costing you thousands. the often overlooked theft that could make you liable for tickets and tows after your car is sold. in tonight's consumerwatch. ,, might expect you're no longn the hook for tickets or tow. but as cbs 5 consumerwatch atts explains, >>> when you sell a car and transfer the title you might expecting you're no longer on the hook for tickets or tow fees. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains you might be wrong. >>> reporter: >> i just don't understand it. it does not make sense. >> reporter: when nan hawkins and her husband clay solder that '94 pontiac for $500, they never imagined it could cost them thousands. nan thought she did everything right. >> we'll have to get this cleared. >> reporter: three days after the sale she transferred the title and filled out the release of liability in person at the dmv. little did she know that very same day, the pontiac's new owner put the car back up for sale and packed it on the this dirt lot in
of time in new jersey dealing with the response to hurricane sandy. 41% of the voters we talked to said that was an important factor in how they cast their vote. most people had already made up their minds. only 8% told us that they made up their minds in the last few days. 11% said they made up their minds in october. but fully almost 80%, scott, they had decided who to vote for before that. >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. let's bring in our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" bob schieffer and the coanchor of cbs "this morning," norah o'donnell. bob, too close to call? what do you think? >> i tell you, scott, what i draw from this first wave of exit polls it just underlines why the election has been so hard to figure out as it has from the beginning. the data is simply contradictory. for example, our exit polling has some good news for the president. 43% believe the president's policies favor the middle-class. 52% believe governor romney's policies favor the rich. yet 53% believe the federal government is doing too much while only 41% believe it should
east coast, dumping snow and rain on a region already slammed by hurricane sandy. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> back to work after winning a tough battle for the white house. president obama returns to washington with a new challenge, bringing together democrats and republicans. >>> and hispanic voters hold the key to victory. a record number of latinos turn out to vote, the majority supporting president obama. >> today, we showed them that we demand it at the ballot box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beac
the growing anger over >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, some are seeing what's left of their homes for the first time. the goaling anger overthe -- growing anger over the slow recovery. >>> the man hunt is over. how it ended late this afternoon. >>> the challenge if you accomplish it, then -- it's that much sweeter. >> returning from war with battle scars that will never heal. the lessons some veterans are learning by embracing even more challenges. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast, the death toll around new york continues to rise. more than 100 deaths are now linked to the storm. the latest victim was found yesterday morning in his flooded staten island home. today hundreds protested the slow pace of power restoration on long island. and that's where roughly 130,000 customers are in the dark. and nearly 85,000 new jersey residents are still without electricity. now some people across the northeast are just now getting their first look at what's left of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs
from bob orr and david david. two weeks after sandy, why can't tw they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. > pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decide whether there is enough evidence to court-martial bales. john blackstone has been hevering in the c
of this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims struggle in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more.
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of superstorm sandy. here's the latest. more than 6,000 households in the new york area are still without power. hundreds of patients at bellevue hospital had to be evacuated when the backup generators ran out of fuel. in new jersey, at least 6,000 people are still in shelter. today president obama got a first hand look at the damage with governor christie. >> i've instituted a 15 minute rule with my team. you return everybody's phone calls within 15 minutes. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> prior to the storm christie, the republican had been a fierce critic of the president. today christie said that he and the president are both big boys, and when it comes to getting something done, he doesn't care what party he's in. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vasquez. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit shore communities, world famous town, largely because of mtv's jersey shore. snooki and her friends spent several summers on tv here. the ferris wheel an
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